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PostPosted: Fri Oct 12, 2007 12:27 pm 
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Hi, I was wondering if someone has had the same thing with their duck. Yesterday I found Daisy (muscovy) with a sore eye. It is almost closed up and there is a little bit of discharge like pus. This morning bubbles were coming out. I have been washing the eye with cool boiled water. She is not a happy duck at the moment. The bath water is changed every two days as the ducks & geese dirty it a lot. I was also wondering if the drakes caused it or the geese when they object to the drakes having a bit of fun. They charge them and try to separate them. I will be ringing the vet this morning. I dont like it when animals are in pain as they cant tell you what is wrong. :(


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 12, 2007 2:45 pm 
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It could have been something stuck in the eye that has turned into an infection. I had a young mussie with this problem earl;ier this year.

If you are bathing the eye, and changing the water regularly then there is not much else, but some antibiotics which the vet should offer you.

Hope it settles down.

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 Post subject: Sore eye
PostPosted: Sat Oct 13, 2007 10:32 am 
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Thank you she is eating and drinking and objecting to my picking her up. :) So I hope she improves.


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It could be the drake as well. Our little one has the same thing at the moment and the last time he was constantly attacking her the same thing happened.She had to have antibiotics. It's a bit more under control at the moment as she's on a nest.
Although it could also be something not rotting down very well if you have compost.


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 Post subject: Ducks eye
PostPosted: Sun Oct 21, 2007 3:33 pm 
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Hi, thank you for your response. The duck (Daisy) is improving every day. The eye is open and looking good. There seems to be a mark from her eye to her beak. I suspect the drake got a bit too rough on her and scratched the corner of her eye.


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